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Monique Alarcon is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman where she focuses her practice on the firm’s medical device cases, pharmaceutical drug liability and consumer fraud litigation.

Before joining the firm, Monique worked as an associate attorney for the law office of Carol A. Sobel, where she gained valuable experience representing people in civil rights litigation that addressed police accountability, homelessness, First Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment due process issues. During this time, Monique also represented homeless individuals cited for “quality of life” offenses by appearing for and presenting oral argument at arraignments, trials, and post-conviction hearings on infraction and misdemeanor offenses.

Monique served as an extern at Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project and clerked for Disability Rights Legal Center while she was attending Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She received her law degree in 2016.

Monique is a member of the National Lawyers Guild in Los Angeles, and regularly volunteers at the NLG-LA’s legal clinics in Skid Row and Venice. She also coaches Loyola Law School’s Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Moot Court Team and is a board member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and serves on the advisory board for the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of California (B.A.,in Sociology and Law & Society, 2013)
  • Loyola Law School (J.D., 2016)
  • Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic, Drafted and Filed Opening Brief in a § 1983 Civil Rights Appeal (2015 – 2016)
  • Scott Moot Court Honors Board, (2015 – 2016), Earned a “Top 10 Brief” Award

Court Admissions

  • California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2021

Awards and Honors

  • California Power House, Law360 Regional Powerhouse Series, 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

Member

  • State Bar of California
  • National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Board Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice; Leaders Forum
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of California
  • Elder Law and Disability Rights Center, Advisory Board Member

Legal Teaching Position

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School’s Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Moot Court Team, 2021 –

Presentations / Speeches

  • Topic: Client-Centered/Movement Lawyering

    Organization: UCLA School of Law

    Event: Promise Institute for Human Rights Litigation Clinic

    Location: Los Angeles, California

    Date: November 2, 2021

  • Topic: Document Requests

    Organization: Western Center on Law & Poverty

    Event: Discovery Academy Sessions Seven-Part Series

    Location: Los Angeles, California

    Date: October 14, 2021

  • Topic: Representing Protestors

    Organization: Loyola Law School

    Location: Webinar

    Date: July 20, 2020

  • Topic: Panelists – Combatting the Criminalization of Unhoused People

    Organization: National Lawyers Guild

    Event: Continuing Legal Education Training

    Date: May 19, 2018

Pro Bono and Civic Activities

  • Represents people experiencing homelessness in infraction proceedings
  • Coaches law school students who compete in a national moot court competition
  • Serves as a board member for the Latina Lawyers Bar Association
  • Advisory Board member for the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in Santa Ana, California

Additional Languages

  • Spanish

  • Law360 California Powerhouse
    Law360 California Powerhouse
  • The National Top 40 Under 40
    The National Top 40 Under 40
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

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